Former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre was recently in hot water after being named in an ongoing civil lawsuit brought by his home state of Mississippi seeking to recover over $20 million in embezzled welfare funds.
According to a report by Anna Wolfe of Mississippi today, Favre “and others worked together to provide at least $5 million of state welfare assistance to build a new volleyball stadium at the University of Southern Mississippi, where Favre’s daughter played the sport. Favre received most of the credit for raising funds to build the facility.”
The report revealed text messages shared between Favre, former Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, and Nancy New, who ran a nonprofit group tasked with distributing funds to the less fortunate in the state. Instead, New, who according to Wolfe’s report has “pled guilty to 13 felonies,” is charged with embezzling funds intended for welfare recipients — and some of that money was used to fund a volleyball stadium at Favre’s request, according to Mississippi Today.
While Favre has not been charged with a felony, a former Chicago Bears starter says he has a possible punishment in mind for the former Packers’ QB.
Corey Wootton: I could fire Favre any week
CHGO Sports analysts Mark Carman, Matt Peck and former Bears defenseman Corey Wootton discussed the situation with Favre, and the trio mentioned some specific text messages from the Mississippi Today report.
In an August 3, 2017 text message to New, Favre asked, “If you paid me, can the media still find out where and how much?”
“Brett Favre? Nothing beats robbing the poor and giving to the rich.” Pick said while Carman added that if the Mississippi Today report is entirely true, he thinks the ex-Packers quarterback should go to jail.
“SMS ‘Will the media find out?’ I know full well what you did – Brett Favre deserves to go to jail,” added Carman.
Peck took it a step further by suggesting Favre should line up across from Wootton again as punishment, to which Wootton added, “Blasted him once a week for the rest of his life.”
Wootton was the last NFL player to fire Favre
Wootton was drafted in the fourth round by the Bears in 2010 and played for them on defensive end from 2010-13. play in 45 games and start 22.
At the end of the 2010 season, Wootton fired Favre, then with the Minnesota Vikings, and it was the last game of Favre’s Hall of Fame career.
Favre picked up a concussion at the end of Wootton, which the former defender regretted about five years ago.
“It was a terrible situation that he had a concussion in his last game but it was definitely good to have my first sack against someone like him.” Wootton said Brandon “Scoop B” Robinson about the Playback in 2017. “A Hall of Famer, arguably one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play this game, but you know this is football.” Football is a brutal sport. Anyone who watches Sundays realizes there are concussions, strokes, all that, week after week. So people know what they signed up for.”
Wootton officially announced his retirement from the NFL in 2016. Favre retired for the last time after the 2010 season at the age of 41.
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